Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov surrendered to Denver police on an arrest warrant on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault in what authorities are calling a domestic violence incident.
Police released few details about the case Wednesday night during a brief news conference and declined to elaborate, other than to say it involved someone who Varlamov was in an intimate relationship with.
Sgt. Steve Warneke said the 25-year-old Russian goalie went to police Wednesday at about 6 p.m. Warneke didn't know if Varlamov had an attorney.
An email was left by The Associated Press with Varlamov's agent.
The Avalanche said in a statement they were aware of the allegations but wouldn't comment further until the conclusion of the investigation. Varlamov practiced with the team earlier in the day.
Asked if Varlamov will be treated any differently in custody because of his celebrity status, Warneke said: "I don't know what happens once they get to Denver Sheriff's, if they ...